For Educators

For Educators

While GCOOS is a data-driven organization, our mission also includes developing tools that help support a more ocean-literate society. To that end, GCOOS educators have developed a series of lesson plans for educators. Plans are based on national science standards.

Lesson Plans for Educators

Grades 5-8

Coral Reefs: Assessing the Health of Coral Reefs PDF

PowerPoint

Climatology: Climate versus Weather PDF

PowerPoint

Oceanography: Ocean in Motion PDF

PowerPoint

Estuarine Ecology: Quantifying (Measuring) Healthy Ecosystems PDF

PowerPoint

Grades 3-5

Nutrients: How’s the Water? PDF

PowerPoint

Ecology: Invasive Species PDF

PowerPoint

Life Sciences: What is a Dichotomous Key? PDF

PowerPoint

Marine Biology: Sea Turtle Life Cycle PDF

PowerPoint

Grades 1-4

Biology/Zoology: Measuring Whales and Graphing Results PDF

PowerPoint

Grades 1-3

Marine Biology: Life in the Twilight Zone PDF

PowerPoint

Grades 1-2

Molecular: Atoms and Water Molecules PDF

PowerPoint

Grades K-2

Life Science/Biology: Taxonomy and Classification PDF

PowerPoint


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